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The long-awaited 'baby' Jaguar saloon will go on sale in 2015

Jaguar has confirmed it will launch its ‘baby’ saloon in 2015. Jaguar claims its BMW 3-series rival will be “the most advanced, efficient and refined sports sedan in its class”.

The new model will be based on the firm’s long-awaited modular platform architecture, dubbed iQ[Al] and will be powered by Jaguar’s new family of petrol and diesel engines built at the firm’s new facility in Wolverhampton. The news was confirmed today ahead of the Frankfurt motor show.

The new engine line-up, plus the vehicle's new lightweight construction will enable Jaguar to offer the new C/D segment saloon in sub-100g/km variants as well as performance models capable of more than 186mph. 

Jaguar global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, said the new platform "provides flexibility to develop a broad and more accessible range of Jaguars that will all deliver efficiency and driving pleasure to a whole new generation of Jaguar owners. 

"The first product that will be built on the new architecture will be delivered in 2015. It will be an all-new, midsized, premium sports saloon, priced just below the existing Jaguar XF. Jaguar will deliver a sports saloon with an unparalleled breadth of performance and efficiency… A true Jaguar and the car that will revolutionise this segment."

It is expected that the new saloon will spawn other variants, including a coupé and an estate.

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rogerhudson 24 October 2013

'Small Jag'

You mean it will compete with the current great flabby BMW 3 series?
We want small , yet with quality, think turbocharged VdP 1300 Princess.

nicebiscuit 11 September 2013

How relevent is user choice in this sector?

I could be completely wrong here, but aren't the majority of the sales to this sector fleet sales?

I drive a BMW, not particularly 'cause it is my choice, but it was the best of the options I was given. So will it widely get onto fleet lists? I'd have thought that is the pertinent question.

That said - if it does, there is an opportunity. Often fleets don't allow you to option up cars easily. A base XF with no options IMO is a much nicer place to be than a base 5 series. THAT's how to appeal to the company car driver,

6th.replicant 9 September 2013

The timing is actually right?

Sorry, beg to differ, but far from Jag being late to the 3-series party, etc, it could all work out in its favour. Ironically, the 3 is now the norm, in terms of ubiquity it's becoming the Cortina of its generation.

Assuming the new Jag will be RWD - it will be RWD, won't it??!! - it should match, or even beat, the 3 for handling/dynamics and be able to offer a car that feels 'a bit more special' that also sets its owners apart from the hoi polloi - which is why the early adopters embraced the 3.

The baby Jag's styling, inside and out, has got to look cool as f**k, mind - no X-Type-style frumps this time. But with Ian Callum around, that'll never happen Wink